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Dems hold Bush aides in contempt!

Just when we thought the Dems would cave like they are on immunity for telecoms who share our private data with the government, the House goes and votes—overwhelmingly—to hold two top aides to Pres. George W. Bush in contempt of Congress. The New York Times reports, “It is the first time in 25 years that […]

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Contempt isn’t just an eight-letter word

For all of you out there holding your breath, waiting for the Democratically-led Congress to hold the Bush administration accountable for something, this week just might be the week you get to exhale. Still, why do I have the nagging feeling this will be another exercise in gulping down more air and turning ever bluer […]

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Super (Green) | (eco) Bowl XLII?

Too bad for the NFL that the Green Bay Packers didn’t make it past the New York Giants, especially given the league’s attempt to make this a “green” event. Still, for New England Patriots fans it probably doesn’t really matter in the end—they are hell bent on making this a perfect ending. Still, we thought […]

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Can’t keep a good book down

While Naomi Wolf‘s book The End of America remains on The New York Times bestseller list (#28), it’s also just landed on the LA Times’ bestseller list. More importantly, Naomi has a new call to arms posted on her blog at The Huffington Post, saying that Democratic leaders in Congress should be held in contempt […]

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What to reduce first? Footprints or tire tracks?

When it comes to man vs. machine, machine usually wins, but not always. When it comes to man & machine vs. Earth, guess who wins? Exactly, not Earth. The havoc created by motorized “recreation” in the national parks is getting more and more attention. The New York Times recently had an article on the subject. […]

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MyDD vs. Kos?

Crashing the Gate authors Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Armstrong this week both took on the report that Barack Obama asserted that the GOP has been the “party of ideas” over the past 10 to 15 years. And, each had slightly different takes on how it applies to they described the rise of the Vast Right-Wing […]

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Putting a Cap on the Climate

One our newest authors, Peter Barnes, has been getting some great digital ink recently on his cap and divided proposal. It’s an argument he lays out in full in his forthcoming book, Climate Solutions. Even former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has this to say of Barnes’ proposal: “The best and most efficient way to reduce […]

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Darth Cheney Strikes Again!

OK, just when you think that the Bush Administration was being bled dry of its “talent” with people leaving the Ship of State before January 20, 2009, we forget that the real shadow of the shadow government is still alive and kicking: Vice President Dick Cheney. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, who I’m sure has a […]

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I Spy With My Little Eye …

Talk about news getting buried at the end of the year did you see this one … J. Edgar Hoover must be laughing in his grave over the story asplash in the papers during the last week of December regarding his plan to detain as many as 12,000 people at the outset of the Korean […]

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End of America Named Best Political Book of 2007

In his most recent column, author John Nichols of The Nation, has named Naomi Wolf’s book The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot as the most valuable political book of 2007! On the list, Wolf joins Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, Rachel Maddow (the best radio host ever on Air America), […]

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